Archive | William’s Conversations with John Pascoe

Review: “La Finta Giardiniera”: Madcap Mozart at the Santa Fe Opera – July 29, 2015

Santa Fe Opera’s new production of “La Finta Giardiniera” proved to be an effectively mounted and beautifully sung presentation of the 18-year old Mozart’s foray into romantic comic opera. Each aria is a masterpiece. Santa Fe Opera audiences were treated to a performance in which the seven principals were carefully chosen to excel in an opera of which the company intends […]

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A Conversation with John Pascoe, Part 8: Memorializing “Radically Authentic” Conductor and Baroque Music Scholar Alan Curtis

This post continues a series of conversations that I have had with British opera director John Pascoe.    Wm: Last week, your long-time colleague, Maestro Alan Curtis,  so important to the movement to prepare scholarly and performable editions of baroque opera works, died in Florence. I learned of his death from you as I was on my […]

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Dressing Renée Fleming’s Violetta: A Conversation with John Pascoe, Part 7

This continues the series of conversations that I have had with British opera director John Pascoe. This is the seventh part of the conversation. This part follows: Homage to Dame Joan Sutherland: A Conversation with Director John Pascoe, Part 6.     [Below: Director John Pascoe; resized image of a personal 2014 photograph, courtesy of John Pascoe.] […]

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